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One-of-a-kind Books: Miniature

Donna is no longer making "miniature" one of a kind books available

Between 1983 and 2011 Donna made and sold more than 200 unique miniature artists' books. Some were lavish productions with original research, others, original illustrations paired with well known quotes. These books all feature her hand painted or caligraphy lettering and her watercolor paintings or illustrations. These books were often full bound in leather with exquisite leather onlays on the covers.

   
 

Examples of sold books:

The Sportsman and the Squirrel (2009). 2 1/8 x 1 ¾ inches. (The clamshell box measures 2 3/4 x 2 1/4 inches). The text is a fable by Ambrose Bierce. Two similar but unique copies. $475.
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Ab ovo: From the Egg. 2-1/4" x 1-3/4". Accordion pages. $275.
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Squirrel (2008) 2 1/2 x 2 3/8 inches. (The slipcase measures 2 3/4 x 2 1/2 inches). Six illustrations of squirrels bound in squirrel vellum. $475.
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Trout (2009). 2 x 2 3/4 inches. (The clamshell box measures 2 1/2 x 3 3/16 inches). The text is a quote by Mary Austin. sold.
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A Drinking Song (2009). 2 1/8 x 1 ¾ inches. (The clamshell box measures 2 3/4 x 2 1/4 inches). The text is a poem by W.B. Yeats. Two similar but unique copies. Sold.
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Bear Clover (2009). 3 x 2 1/8 inches. (The clamshell box measures 3 3/8 x 2 3/4 inches). The text is a quote by John Muir. One copy. $sold
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I Have Dreamed (2009). 2 1/8 x 1 3/4 inches. (The clamshell box measures 2 3/4 x 2 1/4 inches). The text is a quote by Emily Bronte. Two similar but unique copies. $sold
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Sit and Knit (2008). 3 x 2 7/8 inches. (The clamshell box is 3.5 by 3.25). The text is a short quote by William Howitt about folk art knitting in rural England. Number 1 of 2 unique copies. Sold.
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Farmer and the Snake (2008). 2 5/8 x 2 1/8 inches. (Clamshell box is 3 1/8 by 2 5/8 inches). Dos-a-do binding. The text on one side is the fable Aesop. The text on the other side is a quote by Petronius from The Satyricon. Number 2 of 2 unique copies. Sold.
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A Fish (2007) 1 3/16 by 1 1/2 inches. Text is a quote by John Ruskin. Sold.
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Spring and All (2004) William Carlos Williams. 2 x 2 7/8 inches. 6 pages. SOLD.
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About the Artists Book
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Ukulele
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